Sr. Manager, Portfolio Development
Alyson joined the Cisco Investments team in 2017. She leads Collaboration and IoT Portfolio Development, which connects our Portfolio companies to Cisco’s ecosystem to drive go-to-market traction. With two decades of experience among sales, channel enablement, product management, and go-to-market organizations, and as an early entrepreneur in college, she is uniquely positioned to help our companies integrate with Cisco’s sellers, partners and customers. Alyson also leads Cisco Investments Sales Enablement.
Alyson’s Portfolio companies in Collaboration include Dynamic Signal, Involvio, Voicera, Pixvana, Gong.io, HelpShift, CloudCherry, and Gainsight, among others. Within IoT, Alyson’s Portfolio includes Upskill, Kespry, Ayla Networks, AIMotive, and Worldsensing.
Alyson holds a BA in international relations from the University of California, Davis. She’s an active competitor in 3-Day Eventing and enjoys trail running, reading, traveling, and swimming.